Tuesday, July 3, 2018

January - June Book Round Up

I know. I know. I've pretty much abandoned blogging, but I am swinging by today to share what I've been reading in 2018. In the first six months of 2018, I've read 27 books; 24 I've read on my own, and 3 chapter books I've read with M. 

If you are basically just looking for a quick what should I read next, and you don't care about every book I've read, scroll to the end and I'll share my top recs from the list. 

Going to share below with a my good star rating. Visit my goodreads page where I've written a more thorough review for each book.  

* indicates books I listened to

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 3/5 stars
This Must Be The Place by Maggie O'Farrell 3.5/5 stars
After You by Jojo Moyes 4/5 stars *
Read All About It: A Kit Classic by Valerie Tripp 4/5 stars
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin 4/5 stars
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 4/5 stars
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne 5/5 stars
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish 3.5/5 stars *
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker 2.5/5 stars
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig 5/5 stars *
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen 3/5 stars

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle 4/5 stars
Sisters First by Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager 5/5 stars *
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl 2.5/5 stars
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 3/5 stars
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo 3.5/5 stars
The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile 5/5 stars *
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 4/5 stars
Educated by Tara Westover 4/5 stars
The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes 4/5 stars *
The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin 2.5/5 stars
Sunburn by Laura Lippman 3/5 stars

The Astonishing Color of After by EmilyX.R. Pan 4/5 stars
The Great Alone by Krisitin Hannah 5/5 stars
You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld 4/5 stars
Still Me by Jojo Moyes 4/5 stars *
That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam 1/5 stars

My top recs:

  • For something serious and long, but truly an excellent book: The Heart's Invisible Furies
  • For something quick and easy: Young Jane Young
  • Book I can't stop thinking about and just sucked me in from page 1: The Great Alone
  • Favorite nonfiction: Educated
  • Favorite YA: Ginny Moon and The Astonishing Color of After. Can't stop thinking about both.
  • Favorite Audiobook: Sister's First

So there ya have it. Tell me in the comments what you've been reading this year and what I should read next!

1 comment:

  1. I did the POPSUGAR book challenge with a friend and have read 57 books through June - it was exhausting but I finished ha. My favorites were probably The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Kitchen House, Eleanor & Park, Just Mercy, A Dog's Purpose, and Nine Women, One Dress. Here's the listing of the challenge and all the books I picked for each prompt with a quick hit of my thoughts: https://agurleygurl.blogspot.com/2018/07/i-did-it.html if you're interested!